Liverpool are reportedly set to launch a January bid for Monaco star Thomas Lemar.
The Independent claims he wants to join the Reds next month despite strong interest from Arsenal.
Lemar, 22, has apparently been a long-term target for Jurgen Klopp, who is also reportedly hoping to land Naby Keita six months early from RB Leipzig.
Monaco want £90million for their key winger, who has contributed to six goals in 12 Ligue 1 starts this season.
But Liverpool are anticipating another Barcelona bid for Philippe Coutinho and want to ensure they have a ready-made replacement for the Brazilian.
Barca have been warned off a move for Antoine Griezmann by Atletico Madrid and may now be turning their attention solely to Coutinho.
He could fetch upwards of £120m, giving Liverpool plenty of funds to secure a deal for Lemar.
But Arsenal are said to remain interested after missing out on the France international last summer.
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Alexis Sanchez could be given the boot if the right offer comes in.
However, Arsene Wenger may have to look elsewhere as he aims for a top four finish.
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